Simpkin, Wallace Frederick, SSG Fallen
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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Signal Corps
Last Primary MOS
36D-Antenna Installer Specialist
Last MOS Group
Signal Corps (Enlisted)
Last Unit
1968-1968, 36D, 40th Signal Battalion
Service Years
1956 - 1968

Staff Sergeant

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Home State
New Mexico
New Mexico
Year of Birth
Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Dec 17, 1968
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Quang Tin
Vietnam War/Vietnam Unspecified Operations
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
36W 037

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Tributes from Members  
Was in his Platoon posted by SC Beard, Darrell, SP 4 
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 Unit Assignments
160th Signal Group1st Signal Brigade40th Signal Battalion
  1968-1968, 36D, 160th Signal Group
  1968-1968, 36D, 1st Signal Brigade
  1968-1968, 36D, 40th Signal Battalion
 Combat and Operations History
  1968-1968 Vietnam War
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
SSgt. Simpkin served with D Company, 40th Signal Battalion, 160th Signal Group, 1st Signal Brigade, USARV at Phu Tai, RVN.   His tour began 5 July 1968.

SSgt. Simpkin was on a brief trip to work on re-enlistment data when h
e was lost aboard a C-123K Provider (# 54-0708) from the 315th Special Operations WIng (USAF)  from Phan Rang that crashed when a fuel transfer problem resulted in engine failure.
    (memorial and photos. Story by Darrel Beard about this man). (info on the crash  )
(states that there were 44 passengers and crew, of which 14 died including the entire aircrew).
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